Over the years, more than 1 school official has complained to me that schools are increasingly being tasked with jobs we once thought as responsibilities of the family.
But I must admit that I never thought providing a place to nap would become part of a school day routine as it apparently has in New Mexico.
(Las Cruces, NM) — High Schools in New Mexico are giving sleepy and stressed-out students a high-tech place to catch a quick nap. Four high schools in Las Cruces and the Gadsden School District are the only schools in the nation to use high-tech sleep pods where students can rest up or calm down. The pods include a reclined chair with a sensory-reduction dome that closes around the head and upper body. They have a start button that activates a relaxing sequence of music and soothing lights. After 20 minutes, the pod begins gently vibrating and an uptempo beat starts playing to wake the student.
I’m thinking things in those New Mexico schools have gone off the rails.
But then again, back in the day, I walked all the way to school each morning barefoot and uphill both ways!
And if you believe that, I’ve got some swamp land in the Arizona desert to sell you!!!
That’s the way I see it.